'''Fire Island Pines''' (often referred to as '''The Pines''', simply '''Pines''', or '''FIP''') is a Hamlet (New York)|hamlet
in the Brookhaven, New York|Town of Brookhaven
, Suffolk County, New York|Suffolk County
, New York (state)|New York
, United States
. It is located on Fire Island
, a barrier island
on the southern side of Long Island
Fire Island Pines along with the adjoining Cherry Grove, New York|Cherry Grove
, are the areas most strongly associated with the gay
community on Fire Island.
The Pines, which has the most expensive real estate on Fire Island, has approximately 600 houses and a 100 unit condominium complex on its square mile of location. It has two-thirds of the swimming pools on Fire Island.
Its summer seasonal population is between 2,500 and 3,000. In 2004, 12 people listed it as their full-time residence.
[Havens: Fire Island Pines, N.Y. – New York Times – May... ]